Notable Los Angeles: 7/20–7/26
Monday 7/20: Louisa Hall discusses her new novel Speak, together with Ivy Pochoda. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Tuesday 7/21: The RwIrGiHtTe Read features Amy Gerstler, Chad Sweeney, and a surprise guest. Hosted by Peggy Dobreer. Open mic sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Shane Kuhn discusses and signs Hostile Takeover. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Maggie Lehrman discusses and signs The Cost of All Things. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Nate Corddry presents Reading Aloud Live! with Aya Cash, Paul Scheer, Julieanne Smolinski, and Jerry Stahl. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Wednesday 7/22: Madison Young presents her memoir, Daddy. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Thursday 7/23: Public School and Poetic Research Bureau present a reading and celebration of Jasper Bernes’s new book out on Commune Editions We Are Nothing and So Can You. 7 p.m. at The Public School.
Release Party for the latest issue of Fine Print. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Avenue 50 and Writ Large Press present Sesshu Foster and Amy Uyematsu. Hosted by Chiwan Choi, Traci Akemi Kato-kiriyama, and Mike Sonksen. 7:30 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.
Selfish launches Issue Two: Just One More. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday 7/24: Chad Kultgen discusses and signs Strange Animals. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Leah Hayes discusses her graphic novel Not Funny Ha-Ha. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
The Last Book Review brings together a mixture of comedians to engage in, amongst other things, a book review. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
David Ulin moderates a discussion with James Ponsoldt, director of End of the Tour, along with Danny Baker, and Libros Schmibros Lending Library founder, David Kipen. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $20/members $8.
Saturday 7/25: Robert Scheer: They Know Everything About You. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.
Farley Elliot discusses his book Los Angeles Street Food. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Rob Halpern and Jennifer Scappettone read from their works of poetry. 7:30 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.
Sunday 7/26: Joel L.A. Peterson reads from and signs Dreams of My Mothers: A Story of Love Transcendent. William R. Hincy reads from and signs The Hoards of Torment. Mick E. Jones read from and signs Cat Tales: Da’ Real Pussy. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Stephen Yenser, Elena Karina Byrne, Ming Di, John Fitzgerald, and Helene Cardona celebrate Dublin Poetry Review: Éigse Átha Cliath. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.
Tongue & Groove L.A. presents readings by Melissa Chadburn, Seth Fischer, Kita Shantiris, Kym Ghee, and Keith Niles. Hosted by Conrad Romo. 6 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $7.